Trevor? previously posted:
"I should also add.... I attempted the obstacle in the first photo, but despite Trent's spotting I ran out of talent and went around. Trent may chime in and say it had something to do with my little 31 inch tires. It's nice of him to suggest an excuse for me, but its a poor craftsman who blames his tools. At least we proved that a little jeep like mine could make it up heart attack hill on the line to the left.
Also... I think we ran into someone who recently joined Frontrange4x4 out there. Wasn't it Peakbagger (Scott)? I could be wrong."
I think the issue with that obstacle may have been wheelbase and not tire size. Your TJ was the shortest wheelbase in our group today and the spacing of the holes in that section put you in a tough spot with opposite corner tires struggling to find traction at the same time. With a locker, I think you easily make it based on what I saw. Bigger tires or more suspension travel might have been an adequate substitute to get more traction here as well, bit this wasn't really a clearance issue or inability to get onto an obstacle due to small tires. You made some good attempts at it. I was impressed with your rig and driving considering the low departure clearance and the 31s.